§ Sir T. Dugdale
asked the Minister of Health what was the average time that elapsed in cases brought before the courts under the Rivers Pollution Prevention Act, 1876, in the years 193o to 1939 between the initial application to him for consent to prosecute, and the reaching of a decision by the county court.
§ Mr. Bevan
I regret that the information is not available. There is nothing in the Rivers Pollution Prevention Act, 1876, to require local authorities to furnish me with the results of proceedings in the county courts and I have, therefore, no records of the decisions reached by the courts.